COVID-19 and North Carolina's Senior Population

The Coalition on Aging is mindful of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on older adults and the impact that the “stay-at-home” order has on the health and well being of North Carolina’s seniors.

To that end, the Coalition has put forth a series of recommendations to the Health Care Work Group of the NC House of Representatives COVID-19 Committee regarding older adults and the state’s response to the virus. These recommendations came from our diverse membership and cover a wide range of aging related issues. We then had the opportunity to present to the Work Group on older North Carolinians and the impact of COVID-19 on the services and organizations that support them. From there, we presented an updated list of recommendations to the Work Group, and to select Senators. Thank you to our membership for their valuable input and information.

March 30, 2020:  Click here for our list of recommendations 

April 9, 2020: NCCOA Presentation to the Health Care Working Group

April 15, 2020: List of priority recommendations to the GA

April 23, 2020: Coalition Recommendations to General Assembly and House Select Committee’s Draft Recommendations- a Comparison

May 19: Updated List of Recommendations to the General Assembly Regarding COVID-19 Funding and Voting Needs

May 26: Letter to Deputy Secretary Myers Regarding APS Funding in the House COVID Response Bill

Information from our Members:

AARP letter to Governor Cooper regarding transparency in nursing homes related to COVID-19

DHHS response letter to AARP letter (above) regarding the nursing home outbreaks and AARP requests/recommendations 

Press release from FOR (Friends of Residents) regarding the Coronavirus outbreak in nursing homes